If you are a comic book fan and you’ve been following Marvel movie productions over the last years, you are probably eager to watch The Avengers (2012).
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, The Avengers is a comic book strip that combines a group of Marvel’s finest, including the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, among many others.
Between 2008 and now, a series of movies have been coming out with hints that The Avengers would ultimately get produced. From Hulk, to Iron Man and more recently Captain America, in every film - after the credits roll - there is a scene handing out little, but precious detail on what is coming up next.
This generated a lot of buzz, even more so with "San Diego Comic Con" International and a few other interviews that came along the way, promoting the upcoming “Super Hero” elite production. The hype was increasing by the day, but fans worldwide, although waiting in anticipation; couldn’t avoid looking at this in a reluctant way.
Because this was a major challenge! Some would say it was quite risky, with so many egos possibly colliding. Having many great characters and actors portraying them, giving them equal spotlight would definitely be a hard task. But not to worry! Joss Whedon was up for it!
He assembled a great crew of actors, screenwriters and special effects specialists and made what is Marvel’s greatest production yet. Every scene is handed out perfectly, matching the main demand for such a blockbuster.
The ability to entertain at such a high level!
With a mix of state of the art FX, fast paced action sequences, great (humorous) lines and nice script – capable of focusing equally on each hero while never neglecting the storyline – The Avengers is a smash hit.
Having to pick my individual highlights in this all star team, Robert Downey Jr. delivers another “joyful to watch” Tony Stark and "The Hulk" finally becomes consistent and appealing. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, although being a villain that I’m not that familiar with, proved himself to be a great match to the Marvel squad. Also, for some reason, I believe him to do the most theatrical performance (in a good way) of them all. His skills came out as a fusion between old and new school acting which for me is rather unusual.
However, having said all these nice compliments, there is one thing that I don’t agree with… and that is the iMDB score. 8.9 seems somewhat over the top. Yes, it’s a great movie but not one to be alongside some of the great classics. I’m not even sure it’s the best Marvel feature that I’ve seen. Iron Man (2008) and X-Men: First Class (2011) are probably still my top choices, but again, their practically “shoulder to shoulder”. Its a great one to watch at the cinemas!